Sheppard’s furniture evokes the spirit of a warring age

Most associated with the Peninsula and Crimean wars, campaign furniture was commissioned by the British officer class.

20th September, 2008

Most associated with the Peninsula and Crimean wars, campaign furniture was commissioned by the British officer class.

Quite apart from the practical benefit, the pieces had a psychological value, bringing a taste of civilisation to the theatre of war in the days when keeping up standards was paramount. Lord Nelson had pieces made for his quarters on HMS Victory.

Instantly recognisable by the brass handles and fittings designed to protect pieces during transport, the defining...

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